Judges warn that COVID is not an indefinite excuse for long delays in criminal cases

August 25, 2023, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

In the realm of Ontario's legal system, the impact of COVID-19 on delayed cases is a topic of contention. Judges are now asserting a clear stance against allowing the pandemic to serve as a blanket excuse for case postponements. Recent instances involving sensitive matters such as sex assault and firearms cases reveal a growing reluctance to accept COVID-19 as a catch-all rationale for delays. While the pandemic's challenges are acknowledged, it's becoming evident that it cannot indefinitely stall the course of justice. As legal proceedings adapt to the new normal, it's crucial to strike a balance between understanding the pandemic's constraints and upholding the integrity of timely legal resolutions.

The lengthy delays in seeking justice apply across the board including to civil cases like personal injury settlements. These delays are making life more difficult for everyone inolved.

The Record has an extensive report on the issue that you can read here.

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